May 6, 2008
You are invited to join us for the fourth of a series of tours of certified green buildings here in Houston . The tour will take place on Friday, May 16, 2008, every 30 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Catherine's Montessori School near the South Loop . And this tour will be repeated on Saturday morning, May 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon for those of you that cannot participate during the work week. Go to www.houstontx.gov/mayor/leedtour.pdf for more details and a map. We very much welcome your participation in this event and your interest and support for green building efforts across Houston.
Green buildings save owners and users money with greater energy efficiency. They are better for our environment with more re-use of material. Ultimately, they foster a happier and healthier workplace for employees.
To help us along this path, the City of Houston has put together the Mayor's Green Building Advisory Council in partnership with companies that have led the way in green building and achieved certification of their facilities according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating standards. The objective of this group is to share experiences including cost/benefit business cases and key learning with others to help accelerate green building across the city.
Please join us and learn more about this exciting effort.
Mayor Bill White